GCOE Young Researcher Symposium "Construction Project Governance - from Law, Contract, and Finance Perspective -"
Date: October 22, 2009
Venue: Kulliyyah of Architecture and Environmental Design, International Islamic University Malaysia
Kyoto University Global COE project "Global Center for Education and Researh on Human Security Engineering for Asian Megacities"
Support Program for Improving Graduate School Education "Int'tech Fusion Graduate School Engineering Education Program"
Number of attendants: more than 60
GCOE Young Researcher Symposium on Construction Project Governance?from Law, Contract, and Finance Perspective was held at IIUM on October 22, 2009. This symposium aimed to grasp the current situation of public procurement in Asian countries, and to provide an opportunity to explore recent theoretical advances in construction project governance from the point of view of law, contract, and finance.
At the beginning of the symposium, Lei Shi, a GCOE researcher gave a summary of the Kyoto University GCOE Program "Global Center for Education and Research on Human Security Engineering for Asian Megacities" and explained its position. In the conference, four young researchers from Thailand, Japan, Korea, and China gave presentations related to the construction project governance issues, including financial management in construction joint venture projects, financial scheme of Public Private Partnership (PPP) in Japan, Private Finance Initiative (PFI) policies in Korea, and anti-corruption governance in construction projects in developing countries, respectively. In the conference, the presenters and more than 60 participants, who came from Malaysia, Korea, Thailand, Iran, Australia, UK, USA and Japan, exchanged the opinions related to key points, schemes, and future issues of construction project governance. At the end, the participants highly regarded the symposium, and expected further growth of the four researchers in the future. All the papers presented in the symposium were included in the proceedings titled "Collaborative Efforts in International Construction Management-Part Two 5th International Conference on Multi-national Joint Ventures for Construction Works."